bort

noun
\ ˈbȯrt How to pronounce bort (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of bort

: imperfectly crystallized diamond or diamond fragments used as an abrasive

First Known Use of bort

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bort

probably from Dutch boort

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“Bort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bort. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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